Our Leadership

Our number one value at Harness is one of Deep Care, and our people demonstrate this every single day. We will always go above and beyond for our people, our contractors, and our clients. And this value starts with our leadership team.

Rory Duff | Chief Executive Officer

Rory’s position as CEO of Harness Energy Services, comes from a culmination of 10+ years’ experience in various organisations in advertising, public relations and marketing. Having a strong background in business development and account management, coupled with a creative train of thought from a history in advertising, Rory places a strong emphasis on pragmatic, innovative and efficient solutions to business needs. Adapting, evolving and embracing technological efficiencies are key skill sets that Rory brings with his leadership and ability to drive change in organisations and ensure commercial outcomes and return on investment.

Nicholas Brigginshaw | Financial Controller

Nick is an experienced accounting professional with a strong analytical and problem-solving ability that is complemented by a high proficiency and passion for numbers. Motivated, conscientious, and commercially focused, Nick delivers useful information and commercial insights for decision making to stakeholders across all levels of business.

Vanessa Bajrovic | General Manager – People

Vanessa has an innate understanding of recruitment and training in the upstream oil & gas, construction, and mining industries. With a strong passion for people and their development, Vanessa consistently delivers excellent results for our clients, our labour hire and training candidates, and our internal team.

Kim Peck | Operations Manager

Kim has worked extensively in the training sector across various roles for a number of years. Since 2014 she has been working as the RTO Operations Manager with Harness Energy. From this role, Kim has developed a sound knowledge of the relevant training requirements, policies and procedures associated with working at an RTO. Working closely with clients, she coordinates all training needs for new and existing client employees across Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Brunei, Miri and PNG.

Our Trainers

At Harness we pride ourselves on having the most experienced trainers in the business. While a large swathe of people can attain the qualifications needed to be a trainer, Harness has a strict threshold for whom it takes on.

Our trainers have served for long periods in some of the toughest industries, gaining valuable experience and honing their skills. The passion and desire they show to their work translates into valuable learning opportunities for participants in training courses.


Kevin Alcock is a Training and Course Development Consultant and an Instructor here at Harness. Kevin has an extensive background in the drilling industry and is also an accredited IWCF trainer with 49 years of industry experience.


Gabriel is a professional petroleum engineer with 10 years of experience, running completion, services tools and DST. Gabriel has a strong background as technical Instructor Teaching different courses such as IWCF/IADC well Intervention and completions, Drilling for onshore and offshore operations, stuck pipe prevention and rig pass. Gabriel is passionate about teamwork, planning, organizing skills and also a strong commitment to HSE.

Martyn Smith | Lead Trainer and Assessor

Martyn is an extremely experienced Trainer and Assessor with a strong industry background in Oil & Gas. Martyn’s passion is safety, and achieving positive learning outcomes for his candidates, this is evidenced in his quality of training and assessing. Marty’s calm and measured demeanor creates a very comfortable learning environment for his students as he strives to achieve safety performance in the medium-to-high risk industries through behavior change.

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